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Doctor insights on: Spotting After Period Ends

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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I have a regular 28 day cycle. The past 3 cycles I've had light spotting 3 days after my period ends with cramps. It lasts 1-2 days. What could be the?

I have a regular 28 day cycle. The past 3 cycles I've had light spotting 3 days after my period ends with cramps. It lasts 1-2 days. What could be the?

Variation on normal: What you described seems to fall within the natural and normal variations in menstrual cycles.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Spotting 2 weeks after period? Why

Spotting 2 weeks after period? Why

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infection, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting after period? What's this?

Light pink spotting after period? What's this?

Bleeding between: Periods at your age could be due to infection or trauma to the cervix or vagina or it could be due to hormonal problems. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Spotting before and after period is this normal?

Spotting before and after period is this normal?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test.   there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.   ...Read more

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Spotting two weeks after period what can that be???

Spotting two weeks after period what can that be???

Spotting: Would check HCG as sometimes what appeared as a period was actually implantaiton bleeding. Could also be infection, effects of BCP, polyp, fibroid, ovarian pathology. Check TSH, consider sonogram. F/u with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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Spotting on 19th day after period, should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: It may be break through bleeding due to imbalance of Progesterone and estrogen. ...Read more

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Spotting between months now before and after period not proper period?

Imaging and blood wo: You need imaging and blood work to check your hormones and also imaging to R/o any pathology ...Read more

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What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

Missed ovulation: If you fail to ovulate there the level of norestrogen is low and the tissue breaks down and detaches some. This leads to bleeding. Failure to ovulate will do this. That happens in stress, illness, athletics, and other conditions. The next cycle can be normal. ...Read more

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Spotting 2 weeks after period every month for 2 years.

Spotting 2 weeks after period every month for 2 years.

Mittlesmirch: Midcycle bleeding to to hormonal changes with sudden lowering of estrogen just prior to ovulation, release of egg down fallopian tube waiting for fertilization by sperm, can get a little bleed from it, this is likely cause ...Read more

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I have blood spotting two weeks after period, what could be wrong?

I have blood spotting two weeks after period, what could be wrong?

Likely nothing: It is most likely mittelschmerz, which is a little spotting midcycle. The theory is, when ovulation occurs (at midcycle) there can be a little bit of blood loss when the egg (ovum) is released. It is not something to be concerned about. It doesn't mean it will happen again necessarily, but it could. ...Read more